Student column: Being open to change can lead to good thingsOpening up to new ideas can be hard for some people. Opening up to new people can be even more difficult. Throughout life you’ll meet numerous people and all meetings will be a hit or miss.
By: Hannah Seitzinger, The Farmington Independent
Opening up to new ideas can be hard for some people. Opening up to new people can be even more difficult. Throughout life you’ll meet numerous people and all meetings will be a hit or miss. Change and new things can be scary, but if you can find the time to open your mind to new possibilities or friendships, you’d be shocked by the results.
No matter how crazy it may sound, everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. You can take what you want from what they think or you can just live and let live. It’s your choice to listen to what they have to say or not. No one is forcing you to listen. If you don’t like something, don’t pay attention to it. Complaining about someone else’s opinion wont get you anywhere. It could cause unintentional drama, and that’s not good for anybody.
I’ve never adapted to change very well. I don’t like how everything can just shift and nothing feels like its normal. For others, change is an everyday occurrence that they have to deal with. The ability to do that is a gift. Being about to socialize with new people is an interesting talent because for many it can be difficult. There always seems to be that awkwardness, but once you get over that things can just take off.
It doesn’t matter if it’s at work, school or just some random place; giving yourself as well as others a chance can sometimes be the best thing that happens to you. You never know who you’re going to meet until you give yourself a shot and put yourself out there. When you put yourself out there to find new people you can be amazed by the reaction. All of sudden you see people you never knew were out there and find yourself just being happier. Happiness can be found in many places, but it’s hard to enjoy it alone.
Listening to what other people have to say can be difficult at times, but never forget that while it may be their right to speak their mind, its your choice whether you listen.
Sometimes change can hit you where it hurts most, or it could just be a change in the trimester. Either way, change happens to everyone and it’s better to move on and adapt than to sit out and worry. When you decide to put faith in yourself, you’ll be surprised to see what you can accomplish. Finding trustworthy people can be hard these days, but there are still true friends out there; they just may be harder to come by.
Hannah Seitzinger is a student at Farmington High School. Her column appears every other week.